Character Profile Wikia
Advertisement
Daniel Rand
IronFist.png
Series Marvel Comics
Age Unknown
Birthday Unknown
Sex Male
Species Unknown
Height 5' 11"
Weight 175 lbs
Alignment Neutral Good

Iron Fist is one of the super heroes of 'Marvel Comics'.

Background

Son of a business man Wendell Rand who lived in the fabled city of K'un-Lul that exists in another dimension. Wendell Rand ruled K'un-Lul in the guise of Yu-Ti. Despite this, he started to develop problems with Nu-An, his own brother Wendell Ran, who not only wanted to rule K'un-Lu himself but he also was vying for the love of Shakirah, who was also the love interest of Wendell. Wendell despite this Wendell was able to win the affection of Shakirah who than gave birth to a daughter named Miranda. Wendell then found refuge on the planet earth and had become a successful businessman in the US. however during the absence Shakirah died and Nu-an finally took over the the August Personage of Jade, Yu-Ti. Though, while on earth, Wendell fell and love with and married another woman named Heather who bore him the son known as Daniel Rand. At age 16, Daniel earned the crown of Fu-Hsi, the king of vipers, after he vanquished five enemies. At age 19, he was give the opportunity to gain the power of the Iron Fist by fighting a enormous fire-breathing serpent known as Shou-Lao the Undying who lived in the cave. After a fierce battle, Rand grabbed Shou's heart and pulled it which won Rand the title of Iron Fist.

Powers & Abilities

  • Master Martial Artist: Rand is a master of K'un-Lun's martial arts, and is proficient in many of Earth's martial arts, including but not limited to: Kunlunquan, Shaolinquan, Fujian White Crane, Judo, Aikido, Wing Chun, Ninjutsu, Muay Thai, Karate, Boxing, and even loose street fighting tactics. Recently, he has gained access to the knowledge, experience, and skills of all the Iron Fists before him. When temporarily blinded by Sabretooth, he was able to still defeat the lethal mutant, without even using his chi powers. He is also skilled in unique chi based techniques, such as the "Drunken style" that masks him from such things as Spider-Man's Spider-Sense and Mister X's telepathic reflexes. The Iron Fist is trained to be a "Living Weapon," making them one of the best martial artists in the world; having held his own against Wolverine, as well as Captain America. Rand also fought and holds notable victories over Gorgon, Sabretooth, Batroc, Black Dragon, Black Panther, Nightshade, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Colossus, and Nightcrawler. He also possesses infinite ways to kill a man, such as the Black-Black Poison Touch, which uses his chi to kill anyone in the close vicinity.. He seen to be a superior fighter than Wolverine, Black Panther, Captain America and much more, and seen to be on the same level of Daredevil and Shang Chi.
  • Chi-Enhanced Physiology: Danny Rand possesses the power to harness the mystical spiritual energy, or chi, as a result of having defeated Shou-Lao the Undying in combat. After he plunged his fists into the dragon's molten heart, absorbing its chi, Rand gained the power of the Iron Fist, allowing him to focus his chi and enhance his natural abilities to extraordinary levels, thus branding himself with the dragon's mark on his chest. Each Iron Fist throughout history has utilized the chi of Shou-Lao in different ways. Danny Rand has learned new techniques and new depths to his own abilities over time by learning from his predecessor, Orson Randall, as well as from reading the Book of the Iron Fist.
    • Chi Augmentation: Through concentration, Rand can harness his spiritual energy, or chi, to augment his physical and mental capabilities to enhanced levels. He initially could augment his physical prowess to the non-superhuman level of the finest possible human specimen; however, after further study with the Book of the Iron Fist, he has since reached truly superhuman levels of physical enhancement. It was stated his sense of self has grown ten thousandfold and his capabilities now possess infinite depth. He no longer tires from using his chi and is capable of using his powers for greater tasks, such as destroying a train with the iron fist punch as it collided with his attack at full speed, healing himself from several external injuries, and detoxifying unwittingly ingested poison in his body with his chi.
      • Iron Fist Punch: By summoning his chi and focusing it into his hand, Danny can draw upon the superhuman energy derived from the heart of the mystic serpent Shou-Lao, and make his fist inhumanly powerful, as well as superhumanly resistant to injury and pain on a superhuman scale. This "iron fist" technique does not involve a physical transformation of any kind, simply a psychic channeling of concentrated natural energy. With his fist in this state, Rand can shatter wood and brick, rip through steel, and punch his opponents with extraordinary concussive force without sustaining an injury to himself. The force of this technique has rendered incredibly durable superhumans such as the Colossus unconscious, shatter Scorpion's tail, destroy Thunderball's Ball and Chain, as well as, punch through Ch'i Lin, who was barely affected by punches to the head from Luke Cage. His fist is strong enough to bring down a H.A.M.M.E.R. Helicarrier with one strike, and he also destroyed a nuclear train with one punch. The act of summoning and using his chi for the Iron Fist technique used to mentally drains him after long periods of use; however, that is no longer the case.
      • Peak Human Strength: Typically, Iron Fist possesses the pinnacle physical strength of a human man of his particular age, height, and build that engages in intense regular exercise. He possesses the peak level of strength a human can reach without being considered superhuman. With the use of his spiritual energy, Iron Fist is capable of augmenting his strength to incredible superhuman levels which limits are unknown, but he was able to go toe to toe with a being who easily manhandled the likes of Luke Cage, and bring down and break off a foot of a monster hundreds of feet tall with one strike.
    • Peak Human Stamina: Iron Fist's musculature is enhanced to generate less fatigue toxins than the musculature of normal humans. He can exert himself physically at peak capacity for over an hour before fatigue begins to impair him.
    • Peak Human Agility: Iron Fist's natural agility, balance, and bodily coordination are as honed as is humanly possible.
      • Chi-Enhanced Speed: Iron Fist is capable of running and moving at great speeds and is as naturally as fast as a human can be without being considered superhuman. Without the use of chi, he can run up to 35 mph. Iron Fist can use his spiritual energy to augment his speed to superhuman such as when he was able to hit a large monster over a hundred feet tall, nearly a hundred times, in the span of a few seconds at speeds faster than the human eye could see.
    • Chi-Enhanced Reflexes: Iron Fist's reaction time is enhanced to the point where it could be considered superhuman. His reflexes are so efficient that he can dodge point blank gun fire, catch arrows in mid flight, and has even been capable of snatching and tagging bullets out of the air, etc. And can even reaction in a microsecond.
    • Chi-Enhanced Durability: The tissues of Iron Fist's body are harder than those of other humans. While still vulnerable to physical injury, Daniel is able to use his spiritual energy to augment his durability to vast superhuman levels. Through focus and meditation, Danny can sustain himself for extended periods of time in extreme temperature environments. He was even able to strike a train carrying "enough raw explosives to make the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima look like nothing more than a sparkler," and survive the explosion at point-blank range, without any sign of harm.
    • Energy Absorption: At times, Rand has absorbed energy directed at himself and channeled it to augment his own power.
    • Environmental Adaptation: His entire body is oriented to combat, enabling him to adapt to any environment with minimal exposure.
      • Chi-Enhanced Senses: Danny's awareness has increased to new levels, though to what level it is unclear. His senses are so great he can hear the sweat running down the cheek of a person in another room, and even with his back turned he is able to sense when a complete stranger is going to strike before they actually do. He also has unusually keen eyesight, but it is unclear if it extends to a superhuman level.
      • Empathy: Rand has the ability to sense and read the emotions, feelings, and intentions of people and animals, as well as broadcast his own feelings in order to influence other people and/or animals emotions psionically.
      • Mind Meld: Iron Fist can use his power to temporarily fuse his consciousness with another person, resulting in a sharing of knowledge, emotions, and memories.
      • Chi-Enhanced Healing: If he sustains injury or illness, Iron Fist can focus his chi for the purposes of healing his injuries. On the brink of death after a battle with Radion the Atomic Man, Daniel received a vision of Yu-Ti revealing that "the Iron Fist is not a weapon, but a force of will which could perform miracles including healing," saving his life. By focusing enough he can even purge his own body of poison; however, Daniel experienced great pain in the process. Recently he has proven capable of healing himself almost unconsciously and does not feel drained in doing so. Rand can also channel this energy into other people, allowing them to heal more efficiently as well.
      • Dimensional Travel: Under certain circumstances, his chi can be focused to create nexus points between dimensions.
    • Chi Manipulation: The Iron Fist grants Danny with many abilities that he has not yet mastered, such as channeling his chi into a ranged attack to increase its striking capabilities as concussive blasts. After obtaining the Book of the Iron Fist from Orson Randall, Rand has learned how to create various illusions and make his foes see what he wants them to see through the art of hypnotism. Danny is also capable of detecting energy signatures, as well as tapping into energy fields, most notable the electromagnetic field.
  • Peak Human Physical Conditioning: Rand is an Olympic-level athlete and gymnast.
  • Meditation: Rand is a master of meditation and relaxation techniques. He can enter a trance-like state to ignore pain and slow his heart rate.
  • Weapons Master: He has been trained in the use of almost all martial arts weapons.
  • Nervous System Control: Rand has near-complete control over his nervous system, enabling him to deaden himself to pain, but not during a fight, as it takes a lot of concentration. He can also resist the effects of drugs or poisons, slow down the rate at which he bleeds, as well as is able pass lie detector tests.
  • Pressure Point Locator: Rand can locate different pressure points on a human's body to incapacitate, paralyze, severely injure, or kill a person. He has shown himself to be capable of landing pressure point attacks on the likes of Spider-Man.
  • Master Acrobat: Rand is an extremely skilled acrobat capable of many difficult feats.
  • Multilingual: He can speak fluent in K'un-Lun, English, Chinese, and has a limited vocabulary in Japanese.

Equipment

  • Iron Fist's Suit: When he was transported to another dimension together with the Eye of Agamotto, Doctor Strange's mentor, the Ancient One appeared to him. Iron Fist was then sent back to Earth, with a new outfit that was provided by the Ancient One and gave the Iron Fist immunity to magic.
  • Book Of The Iron Fist

Feats

Strength

Speed

Durability

Skill

  • Is able to defeat a whole special forces unit while dodging their gunfire.
  • Even as a child, he was capable of climbing a steep icy ledge.
  • Defeated Scimitar.
  • Defeated the immortal Shou-Lao.
  • Can hold on his own against Captain America while holding back.
  • Matched Spider-Man in combat.
  • Defeated Sabretooth while blinded.
  • Has held on his own against most of the X-Men.
  • Took down 88 S.H.I.E.L.D agents while holding back.
  • Knowledge of martial arts is like nothing else on the planet
  • Earned the Crown of Fu-Hsi, the King of the Vipers at the age of 16
  • Has overcome losing his powers multiple times, rediscovering his purpose
  • Has thus far successfully trained the future Iron Fist, Pei, in accordance with K’un-Lun tradition
  • Proved to be an important member of multiple superhero teams, including the Avengers, Defenders, and Immortal Weapons
  • Managed to absorb the Chi of all the remainder of K’un-Lun’s residents, including The One
  • Became a Weapon of Agamotto for a time
  • Defeated Master Kahn and Angar the Screamer
  • Prevailed over the Trial of the Seven Masters in Liu-Shi
  • Was one of the heroes that took a final stand against the Skrulls during Secret Invasion
  • Formed the Heroes for Hire with Luke Cage
  • Temporarily took the mantle of Daredevil
  • With Spider-Man, defeated Ragnarok
  • Defeated Davos and Mara,
  • Became a millionaire

Weaknesses

  • Danny is still a mostly normal human, even with his superhuman abilities. He can only take so much of a beating before he’s down for the count. In addition, enhancing his abilities beyond what they normally grant him is temporary, and can leave him physically or mentally exhausted. In his earlier days of using this technique, it would take him sometimes as long as a day in order to recover before he could enhance himself again, and while it has been diminished thanks to his training, it hasn’t been removed entirely.
  • Additionally, many of Danny’s more specialized abilities have certain shortcomings and caveats to consider. His energy absorption has a clear upper limit, and his mind resistance has failed on multiple occasions to counter mind control. Not to mention the fact that various other techniques such as hypnosis, Chi absorption, and dimensional travel have rarely, if ever, been applied in the midst of combat. In other words, Danny is a martial artist first and foremost for a reason, preferring to utilize raw skill and basic applications of the Iron Fist over most anything else.

Fun Facts

Advertisement